Alan Krashesky Wife 2024: Age, Networth, and Full Bio

Who is Alan Krashesky?

Alan Krashesky is a famous veteran American Journalist who previously served as a principal news anchor on ABC 7/WLS -TV Chicago. He joined WLS-TV Chicago in 1982 when he was just 21 years old and later retired in 2022, working for 40 years in the same television. 

Alan Krashesky

Alan was highly admired for his anchoring and reporting abilities. Having covered hundreds of major domestic and international stories, Alan Krashesky was one of the finest reporters and news anchors.

Quick Biography

Real Name: Alan Krashesky

Date of Birth: October 19, 1960

Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Profession: News Anchor/Reporter

Nationality: American

Family: Adolph Krashesky (Father), Regina Krashesky (Mother), Colleen Merritt Krashesky (Wife)

Early life 

Alan Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 1960. He completed high school at Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

Milton Hershey School was a residential school for children with social and financial needs. Being a bright student from his early days, he was awarded Milton Hershey Alumni of the Year in high school. 

Later, Krashesky joined Ithaca College after moving to New York. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Management. 


Alan Krashesky started his broadcasting journey in college as a news anchor on WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, New York, from 1979 to 1981. Later, in 1981, he worked as a news reporter, weekend sports anchor, and weather forecaster for WBNG-TV in Birmingham, New York.

After a year at WBNG-TV, Alan joined KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas, serving as a weathercaster and news reporter in 1982. It was the same year when Alan Krashesky switched from KTBC-TV to ABC 7 (WLS-TV). In his early days at ABC 7, Alan anchored the news cut-ins for the Good Morning America program and launched Chicago’s first-morning newscast.

Alan Krashesky at work

Later, he began his journey to anchor ABC 7’s every afternoon and evening newscast. In his prior days to retirement, Alan co-anchored ABC 7’s 5 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM weekday newscasts. While the 5 PM and 6 PM weekday newscasts were the ones he continued to co-anchor since 1998, he held the position of ABC’s top-rated 10 PM weekday newscast in 2016.

Alan Krashesky’s coverage of the Roman Catholic Church, the death of Pope John Paul II, the election of Pope Benedict XVI, and his historic resignation have been widely praised by the audience. Alan was one of the best news anchors of the time.

The veteran news anchor retired in November 2022, 40 years after serving as News Anchor on ABC 7. Alan anchored his final newscast on November 22, 2022. 

Personal Information

Alan Krashesky celebrates his birthday on October 19 each year. So, how old is Alan Krashesky? Alan is currently 63 years old and will be turning 64 in November 2024.

Known for his decent personality on camera, Alan has brown colored hair and light blue colored eyes. Alan stands at an average height of 5 feet and 7 inches.


Alan was born to Adolph Krashesky (Father) and Regina Krashesky (Mother). His father, Adolph, was a bread deliveryman and army veteran. Unfortunately, he was shot dead during a robbery incident when he was on his way to substitute for his colleague for delivery in West Philadelphia. 

Alan Krashesky with son and wife

Talking about the love life of Alan Krashesky, Krashesky is happily married to Colleen Merritt Krashesky. Colleen is a childbirth nurse by profession. The beautiful couple has three children, including two daughters and one son; in addition to that, they have three grandchildren. 


While the exact net worth of Alan Krashesky remains unknown, his estimated net worth is expected to range from $2 Million to $5 Million. This comes from his income serving a long period as an anchor and through his investment.

Also, the salary of Alan Krashesky during his service at ABC is estimated to range from $75000 to $125000 annually.


  • According to an interview given by Alan to Chicago Magazine, Alan loves traveling and is an avid world traveler. 
  • Alan had shown interest in journalism in high school; he wrote for the school magazine and served as a yearbook editor.
  • Alan announced to retirement from ABC 7 on October 4, 2022. It was the same day in 1982 when he arrived at the station.
  • Karashesky’s son Kian and his youngest daughter are of Asian descent. His son was born in South Korea, and his youngest daughter was born in China.
  • Alan was just four months old when he lost his father during a tragic incident.
  • As per Alan’s interview in Naperville Magazine, he enjoys meeting and speaking with new people.


Image Credit: @ABC 7 Chicago ( YouTube)


Who is replacing Alan Krashesky?

After the retirement of Alan Krashesky from ABC 7, journalists Rob Elgas and Ravi Baichwal have replaced Alan Krashesky.

What happened to Alan Krashesky as a child?

When Alan Krashesky was just four months old, his father, Adolph Krashesky, was shot dead in West Philadelphia during a robbery.

Who is Alan Krashesky married to?

Alan Krashesky is happily married to Colleen Merritt Krashesky. This beautiful couple has three children and is also blessed with grandchildren now.

Social Media

You might find it surprising, but Alan Krashesky is active on social media platforms Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter)

He is on Instagram with the handle alan_krashesky and has around 1800 followers.

Alan has 4.3K followers on Twitter and operates with the handle @KrasheskyABC7.

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